Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 291 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser

Daniel S. Glaser

(89 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits, Work life balance depending on the department, name brand recognition(in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits and paid time off is generous(in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Noone is recognized except top producers ands senior management(in 13 reviews)

  • long hours and not the best management structure in place(in 8 reviews)

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    It is a great company, but the department I work in needs to be evaluated for efficiency.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge company who had withstood the down economy with very little layoffs.

    ConsLarge company that means you and your work doesn't get easily noticed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees.

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    Large Company, With a Large Company pace towards Technology

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Benefits, Work life balance depending on the department, name brand recognition

    ConsIf you work in the IT/Software groups within MMC, you can become very frustrated with the red tape when trying to infuse change. Compensation is OK. Expenditures are very conservative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThose in IT/Software groups within MMC need to be empowered and given the opportunity for creativity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Former Employee of 17 yrs.

    Senior Client Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsAccess to high profile Fortune 100 clients. Great co-workers with wide range of experience. Good benefits and paid time off is generous.

    ConsOutsourcing duties such as Accounts Payable to INDIA. Constant changes to software. Trying to produce an invoice and get it turned around within a day is almost impossible. Too much red tape! Below average raises for mid-tier employees. Communication from top to bottom is poor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop re-inventing systems Mdoc's etc...every 3-4 yrs. A new platfort/system will roll out but still has kinks that need to be fixed and little support to fix it in a timely fashion. Bring back jobs to the US so that when you do need to speak to someone in accounts payable that you can understand their English. Reward those employees that go above and beyond (more then a 3% raise!).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Insurance Broker (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsStable organization. Clean and safe facilities.

    ConsFocus on market performance is obsessive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward the employees - loosen up the purse strings for the broking staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Employees are asked to do more and more, for the same salary.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsGood benefits and working hours

    ConsWork overload, too much to do, not enough time

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember those who perform the "grunt work"

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    Do not value their employees

    Processing Specialist (Former Employee) Las Vegas, NV (US)

    ProsThe starting pay for individuals without any experience in a brokerage firm is competitive.

    ConsThey DO NOT offer annual raises or cost of living adjustments, despite what they say in the interview process. It is extremely difficult to advance and they, again despite what they claim, DO NOT value education or pay more for higher education.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company needs to unite. There is a "us versus them" attitude between the client advisers (sales) and the operations community. The sales side receives bonuses, raises, and a higher base pay, whereas the operations side is told that they are lucky to have a position and do not merit additional pay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    its ok, not the worst job in the world

    Local Technology Coordinator (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO (US)

    Prosdecent pay, nice boss, lots of PTO , ok benifits, pension plan

    Consnot exposed to enough new tech

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Salary Good, but too internally focused

    Client Advisor (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsSalary is good, local management is great, but corporate focus on internal processes and procedures makes client service a secondary goal, if that. Driven to automate to drive down costs and increase shareholder value.

    ConsInternal focus, lack of support, systems that do not work but employees are encouraged and rewarded for saying that they do. Spin machine in full use at all times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to what Marsh was known for. Superior people, superior service, and work-life balance for colleagues.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Pay, Poor Management

    Policy Analyst (Former Employee) Austin, TX (US)

    ProsWorked for Marsh Inc. as a Policy Reviewer for a new hub opening in Austin. Attention to detail demanding, okay folks, benefits and pay were great.

    ConsUnfortunate power plays and politics between departments and hubs, their inability to communicate caused a failing and closure of the hub.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSolidify policies and practices before instituting a new department and foster communication and compliance between QA and review departments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience but unorganized company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSeveral co-workers were very good at what they do
    Compensation was competitive

    ConsUnorganized management at corporate level
    Technology was terrible - prohibited an efficient working environment
    Negative attitude amongst employees - not very happy

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage workloads accordingly
    More team building - everyone seems to be caught up in there work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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